Hempel simplifies offshore asset maintenance with new coating range

Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, will increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets such as wind turbine towers and ships.

Corrosion protection by coatings: How to figure out the best systems for practice

Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.

TPI Composites expands its relationship with Nordex in Turkey

TPI has been building wind blades for Nordex in Turkey since 2013 under its original long-term supply agreement with the OEM.

Covestro proposes rotor-blade production using polyurethane, and more

Covestro’s innovative and sustainable materials for rotor-blade production and more, improve the efficiency of wind turbine manufacture and support the creation of further onshore and offshore wind farms with a long service life.

Tour de France champ Greg LeMond signs carbon fiber agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For the wind power industry, carbon fiber can be used to make turbine blades lighter and stiffer, thereby increasing the efficiency of the system. Previously, carbon fiber was too expensive for maximum utilization in this market.

Manufacturing ideas for composites demoed. Aerospace has potential for wind power

Not only will manufacturers see us use closed mold and advanced processes to build or repair real-world parts of composite, but they’ll see the latest in innovative products.

BÜFA Composite Systems evaluates wind-power market in Brazil

As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats, and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry. All this know-how may soon be also available in Brazil, according to Jose Moralejo, regional business

Evolva’s collaboration with U.S. Navy to focus on resveratrol-based composites

Evolva’s collaboration with the US Navy to develop novel composite materials will focus on development of a new class of structural composite materials engineered from a polymer resin matrix fabricated from a specified formulation of Evolva’s resveratrol.

Innovations front and center at EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES show, sponsored by JEC Group

According to the European Wind Energy Association, 2015 alone saw the installation of 12,800 MW of wind energy capacity. This is an increase rate of 6.3 %.

Sika to showcase latest sealants & adhesives at WINDPOWER 2016

Sika Corporation, supplier of innovative, sealing, bonding, reinforcement, and protection solutions announced its participation as an exhibitor at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, from May 23 to 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Sika will present its full range of sealants and structural adhesive solutions for wind turbines —